Open Heaven 21 May 2018 Monday– Under Authority?

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Open Heaven 21 May 2018 Monday– Under Authority?

Open Heaven 21 May 2018Memorise: And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the Angel departed from her. Luke 1:38

 Read: Mathew 8:5-13 Open Heaven 21 May 2018

5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,

6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.

7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.

8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.

12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.

Open Heaven 21 May 2018

Bible in one year: 2 Samuel 17:18, 1 John 1:1-2:6

Hymnal: Sing Hymn 4open-heaven-daily

MESSAGE – OPEN HEAVEN 21 MAY 2018 MONDAY DAILY DEVOTIONAL

The reason why the children of God are not living a triumphant life daily is because they refuse to submit themselves to authority and the Lordship of their father, the Almighty. Some are like the prodigal son who sought premature freedom and independence from his father (Luke 15: 12-13). In today’s Bible Reading, we see a man who knew what it was to be under authority and the blessings that comes along with it. This man is the centurion, whose faith our Lord Jesus Christ described as great. After Jesus had decided to go with him to heal his servant, this centurion did not deem it necessary for Jesus to go to his house, because he was a man under authority and he understood the attendant implications of this. He knew Jesus was under authority and had great authority. He also believed that if Jesus exercised His authority over demons from where he was, they would obey Him. Hear what he said in Mathew 8:8b

“Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.”

It is interesting to note the contrast between the proud attitude of Naaman and the humble disposition of this centurion to spiritual authority. (2 Kings 5:11). The holy spirit reveals the secret to spiritual authority in James 4:7 where he says,

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

This is where the problem lies with some children of God. First thing first; we must submit to the authority of God in his word before we can resist the devil and his attacks. When we follow this order, the devil will definitely flee from us because we are operating under God’s authority in his word. Regardless of who is speaking it, the word of God must be respected and given its rightful place in our lives. You must submit to the authority of God’s word by being a doer of it if you will experience a performance of its purpose in your life (James 1:25).

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OPEN HEAVEN 21 MAY 2018 MONDAY

Beloved, are you under the authority of Almighty God in his word? It is all well and good if you are. However, if you find it difficult to submit to God’s authority in his word, you will experience the frustration of the word not working for you. If you are in this situation, repent today and submit to God’s authority in His word that is forever settled. One more lesson you should learn from today’s Bible Reading is that while many shall come from all over the world to benefit from the blessings of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the children of the kingdom who refuse to submit to God’s authority would be cast away. This will not be your portion in Jesus Name.

Open Heaven 21 May 2018 Prayer Point:

Father, please keep me under the pavilion of the authority in your word today. Don’t let me depart from your secret place

OPEN HEAVEN 21 MAY 2018 MONDAY HYMN

HYMN 4- THROUGH THE LOVE OF GOD OUR SAVIOR

Through the love of God our Savior,

All will be well;

Free and changeless is His favor;

All, all is well.

Precious is the blood that healed us;

Perfect is the grace that sealed us;

Strong the hand stretched out to shield us;

All must be well.

 

Verse 2

Though we pass through tribulation,

All will be well;

Ours is such a full salvation;

All, all is well.

Happy still in God confiding,

Fruitful, if in Christ abiding,

Holy through the Spirit’s guiding,

All must be well.

 

Verse 3

We expect a bright tomorrow;

All will be well;

Faith can sing through days of sorrow,

All, all is well.

On our Father’s love relying,

Jesus every need supplying,

Or in living, or in dying,

All must be well.

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